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Table 1 Linear regression coefficients (Region and ethnicity had significant interactions predicting OPQOL and CASP.

From: Challenges in comparing the quality of life of older people between ethnic groups, and the implications for national well-being indicators: a secondary analysis of two cross-sectional surveys

   OPQOL CASP-19 WHOQOL-OLD
Predictor   Coefficient (95% CI) p-value Coefficient (95% CI) p-value Coefficient (95% CI) p-value
Ethnic group: White British (baseline)
  Indian -11.1
(-13.5, -8.7)
< 0.001 3.8
(2.2, 5.4)
< 0.001 -9.3
(-10.6, -8.1)
< 0.001
  Pakistani -9.9
(-12.5, -7.3)
< 0.001 -0.1
(-1.8, 1.7)
0.95 -8.0
(-9.6, -6.4)
< 0.001
  Caribbean -6.1
(-8.8, -3.4)
< 0.001 0.7
(-1.0, 2.5)
0.79 -9.4
(-10.5, -8.2)
< 0.001
  Chinese -2.5
(-5.5, 0.6)
0.12 4.5
(2.0, 6.9)
< 0.001 -3.2
(-4.9, -1.4)
< 0.001
Region: London (baseline)
  Midlands 4.7
(2.6, 6.8)
< 0.001 2.1
(1.0, 3.3)
< 0.001 Not significant
  South 5.5
(3.4, 7.7)
< 0.001 3.2
(2.0, 4.3)
< 0.001   
  North 2.8
(0.7, 4.8)
0.01 1.6
(0.4, 2.7)
0.01   
  Wales/Scotland 3.5
(1.3, 5.8)
0.002 2.4
(1.1, 3.7)
< 0.001   
Social aspects: "very important" (baseline)
  "important" -3.5
(-4.5, -2.5)
< 0.001 -2.1
(-2.7, -1.6)
< 0.001 -4.9
(-5.7, -4.0)
< 0.001
  "not important" -8.6
(-10.0, -7.2)
< 0.001 -5.0
(-6.1, -4.0)
< 0.001 -10.3
(-11.7, -8.9)
< 0.001
Home aspects: "very important" (baseline)
  "important" -2.7
(-3.6, -1.8)
< 0.001 -0.3
(-0.9, 0.2)
0.25 -1.6
(-2.3, -0.8)
< 0.001
  "not important" -10.9
(-12.6, -9.1)
< 0.001 -4.1
(-5.2, -3.0)
< 0.001 -4.7
(-6.0, -3.4)
< 0.001
Psychological aspects: "very important" (baseline)
  "important" -2.3
(-3.1, -1.5)
< 0.001 -0.6
(-1.1, -0.1)
0.02 Not significant
  "not important" -5.4
(-6.5, -4.4)
< 0.001 -2.2
(-3.0, -1.4)
< 0.001   
Leisure aspects: "very important" (baseline)
  "important" -3.8
(-4.7, -2.8)
< 0.001 -2.0
(-2.5, -1.4)
< 0.001 -0.2
(-1.0, 0.6)
0.57
  "not important" -9.2
(-10.6, -7.8)
< 0.001 -6.9
(-7.8, -6.1)
< 0.001 -4.4
(-5.7, -3.2)
< 0.001
Tenancy: Owned (baseline)
  Rented -6.3
(-7.2, -5.5)
< 0.001 -2.1
(-2.6, -1.5)
< 0.001 -5.4
(-6.3, -4.6)
< 0.001
  Free -2.9
(-4.7, -1.1)
0.002 -1.9
(-3.0, -0.9)
< 0.001 -4.1
(-5.3, -3.0)
< 0.001
Age (years):   Not significant -0.08
(-0.11, -0.04)
< 0.001 Not significant
  1. Importance of leisure aspects and ethnicity had significant interactions predicting OPQOL and CASP. Importance of social aspects and ethnicity had significant interactions predicting CASP and WHOQOL-OLD.)